Swimming cramps can be alleviated with sea salt, what a benefit! While doing lap swim, I started experiencing cramps in my legs, the life guard brought out the salt shaker and poured some on my hand. I licked up the salt, drank some water and miraculously my cramps disappeared.
When I got home I Googled information about the benefits of sea salt. ReadyNutrition.com has a wonderful write up on Sea Salt.
Ready Nutrition talks about Sea salt becoming popular as more and more people are learning about the health benefits that unprocessed salt has to offer. When the salt is mined naturally from the earth, and nothing alters the make-up of the salt, the benefits are significant.
Sea Salt contains many essential trace minerals that your body needs in order to be healthy. This natural salt is healthier than the iodized, demineralized salt available in the market. Ready Nutrition has outlined ten great benefits to adding sea salt to your diet:
Muscle Spasms – Potassium is essential for helping the muscles to function properly. Sea salt not only contains small amounts of potassium, but it also helps the body to absorb it better from other foods. Thus it is effective in helping to prevent muscle pains, spasms and cramps.
Strong Immune System – Sea salt naturally helps build a strong immune system to help the body fight cold virus, fever and flu, allergies and other autoimmune disorders.
Alkalizing – Sea salt alkalizes the body, as it has not been exposed to high heat and stripped of its minerals, nor does it have any harmful man-made ingredients added to it. Thus it can help you prevent and reverse high levels of acids in the body, which in turn eliminates the risks for serious and life-threatening diseases.
Weight Loss – Sea salt can help in weight loss. It helps the body to create digestive juices so the foods eaten are digested faster, and it helps to prevent buildup in the digestive tract, which eventually can lead to constipation and weight gain.
Skin Conditions – A sea salt bath can help to relieve dry and itchy skin as well as serious conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The bath naturally opens the pores, improves circulation in the skin and hydrates the tissues so skin can heal.
Asthma – Sea salt is effective in reducing inflammation in the respiratory system. The natural production of phlegm is slowed down so breathing is easier. Sometimes sprinkling sea salt on the tongue after drinking a glass of water is just as effective as using an inhaler, without side effects.
Heart Health – When salt is taken with water it can help to reduce high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and help to regulate an irregular heart beat. Sea salt can help to prevent atherosclerosis, strokes and heart attacks.
Osteoporosis – Just over 1/4 the amount of salt that is in the body is stored in the bones, where it helps to keep them strong. When the body lacks salt and water it begins to draw the sodium from the bones, which then eventually can lead to osteoporosis. Thus by drinking plenty of water and consuming salt in moderation you can prevent osteoporosis.
Diabetes – Sea salt can help reduce the need for insulin by helping to maintain proper sugar levels in the body. Sea salt is an essential part of the diet if you are diabetic, or at risk for the disease.
Depression – Sea salt also has shown to be effective in treating various types of depression. The salt helps to preserve two essential hormones, serotonin and melatonin, which help you to better deal with stress. These hormones known as the feel good hormones, help relax and sleep better at night.
MSreliefmarketplace.com has Sea salt for you to purchase. My Redmond Sea Salt is on it’s way!
It will be fun to see the benefits of enjoying the Redmond Salt, hopefully no more cramps as I swim!